…I don’t want to say you’re screwed…but…you’re possibly screwed.
If you dual-boot, you should make sure that Windows is shut down properly, not hibernated or something like that, and make sure in your BIOS/UEFI that fast startup and secure boot (if present) is disabled. Also boot into windows, and check the disk for any errors, and repair them.
If you’re not dual booting, well then why are you using NTFS?
That’s a good question. No, I dropped dual boots time ago. Was ntfs to keep “windows” compatiblity, I guess.
This is a linux machine. Only the drives (excluded the ext4) are linked to other windows PC with samba shares.
Should be off.
I’d exclude a drive failure. The other working drive has a valid mount point at /run/media/garyno/14E313C243C08047 whereas this one seems to had lost its mount point at /run/media/garyno/DATI.
Btw, I’ll see what is going on. Should have already Hiren on an usb pen
@ all Ok I’ve pretty much reclaimed all my manjaro drives, but feel I have to study a bit for correctly make static mount points (with the guide) so, following the “safest route”:
Booted Hiren PE with USB and the presumed faulty NTFS HDD drive (“Dati”) was there with its files and was checked for issues;
Moved all the files to the other SSD NTFS drive (“SSD”) and then formatted “Dati” (again as NTFS). Likely I borked it when I copied the files via network from windows;
Rebooted to Manjaro and unmonted+formatted “Dati” as ext4;
Moved back files from “SSD” to “Dati”;
Unmounted+formatted “SSD” as ext4";
Now I have three fixed drives with ext4 (sdc is Manjaro, sdb is Dati, sda is SSD)
I wrongly assumed that fixed drives were already in fstab with static mount points (probably the NTFS are supposed to be only temporary, for good reasons) and also that drives in ext4 were inaccessible as network shares (not true, ext4 is fine and I see everything).
p.s: I “might” also did some mistakes experimenting, as I locked up /run/media folder so don’t blame me too much for all of these, which I really feel are wrong (especially the third):